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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 04:48 PM

Beaty's comments about gays spark outrage

Source: Cape Cod Times

Beaty’s comments about gays spark outrage

Polarizing county commissioner urged to leave post.

By Geoff Spillane
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at 9:00 PM
Updated at 6:30 AM

BARNSTABLE — A controversial elected Cape Cod representative’s comments about gay people has sparked an angry backlash throughout the community and on Beacon Hill.

“I’m calling for Commissioner (Ron) Beaty to resign, I’m that upset,” said state Rep. Timothy Whelan, R-Brewster. “I don’t even know what else to say.”

Beaty has made a reputation for himself for inflammatory and controversial comments. On Tuesday, he posed a question on Twitter that many believed to be homophobic.

“Generally speaking, are gay politicians too self-absorbed and self-centered to adequately represent ALL of their constituents in a fair and equitable manner?” Beaty tweeted. .

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Read more: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190219/beatys-comments-about-gays-spark-outrage

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Also: Mass. GOP official cites Trump to defend tweet about gay politicians (The Hill)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 04:55 PM

1. How 'bout asking the same question of straight politicians?

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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 06:10 PM

2. GET THIS!11!

Beaty, who served a 14-month prison sentence after threatening to kill former President George H.W. Bush and other politicians in the 1990s, has consistently aired controversial thoughts on Twitter, The Cape Cod Times noted.

“I pretty much only do what President Donald Trump does relative to his social media postings,” Barnstable Commissioner Ron Beaty (R) said in an email to The Cape Cod Times on Tuesday. “If it is good enough for our president, whom I support 100 percent, then it is good enough for me as well.



"Nice teefies, Ronnie!"

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